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Do you floss about as often as you flip your mattress? Do you spend moretime putting toothpaste on your brush than actually cleaning your teeth?
You Don’t Get It Some truly educated people think that if nothing in their mouth hurts, they’re fine. High cholesterol doesn’t hurt,either, but it’s a big problem. I honestly think that the general population doesn’t understand that their mouth is part of their body.
If your hands bleed when you washed them, you’d run to the doctor. But in the public’s mind, bleeding gums are okay. Unless you’re really whaling away withyour brush, if your gums bleed even a little, that’s periodontal disease,period.
The advice to see your dentist twice a year applies only if you have healthy gums
Many of my patients have periodontal disease affecting their back teeth, buttheir front teeth are fine. Evidently, they brush only what others and theysee.
When someone meets you for the first time, the first thing they notice iseyes. Second is teeth, and third is hair. But people spend way more money ontheir hair than their teeth.
Proper oral hygiene requires ten minutes of brushing and flossing every day.The average adult spends two or three minutes total, and kids do even worse.(survey done by Dr. JSlaven)
People who smoke try to coverit up with mints or mouthwash, but that stench is steeped into their gum tissueand the tissues in their mouth
Brushing doesn’t go deep enough into the gums to reach the plaque thatcauses bad breath. You need to floss every day and should get a cleaning done every6 months. If you do all that and still have bad breath.
A mouthwash with alcohol dries out your mouth—you’ll smell nice and mintyfor a half hour, but then the bad breath comes back worse than ever.
If your breath is bad, we will tell you even if don’t you ask.
There’s a limit to what toothpaste can do. New whitening formula? It can getrid of surface stains, but it can’t whiten like a bleach.
The electric toothbrush is one of the best things to ever happen todentistry. They won’t reach much below the gum line, but they’re far superiorto regular toothbrushes.The cheap ones are okay for kids.
I wish people still used the Waterpik [a water-shooting device]. Each toothis surrounded by a putrid, germy moat of saliva. If you replace that moat everyday, you’ll go a long way toward keeping your mouth clean and your gumshealthy.
It’s not unusual for me to see a beautiful little child dressed to the nineswith teeth rotted down to the gums. And I’ll see teenagers from affluent homeswith nine cavities. It’s just a total breakdown in parental supervision.
The bacteria that cause cavities can be spread from mother to baby throughsaliva. If you have poor dental health and you taste your baby’s food and thenpop the same spoon into his mouth, you’re putting him at risk.
Sometimes we may have to extract a baby tooth that are abscessed or heavilydecayed. Parents think there’s no reason to pay attention to baby teeth becausethey fall out. But when a tooth comes out prematurely, other teeth crowd in tofill up the space. Without the right treatment, it turns into a mess.
If you want to reduce the bad bacteria in your mouth, you should be all overxylitol [a sugar substitute found in chewing gum]. It changes the chemistry ofyour mouth. Six or seven pieces of xylitol gum every day will help keepcavities away.
Taking metal fillings out can release more mercury than leaving them in.
Your Teeth Can Alert Us to Disease Misaligned teeth cancause migraine headaches. If we can align the teeth and fix the bite, the painoften goes away.
Cosmetic dentistry works only on a healthy mouth—you can’t build a house ona swamp
People assume that the less a dentist charges, the better the dentist is.But there is no correlation. Ask coworkers or friends and family and sure thatwhy dentist is cheaper than even the economic price also and think not only foronce twice thrice but think for ten times.